2021 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Groundfish Seminar Series - Caroline Senay
Filling science gaps in response to an unprecedented increase in redfish (Sebastes mentella and S. fasciatus) biomass in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, redfish supported substantial landings in the mid-1950s until a sudden drop in landings and the absence of strong recruitment led to a moratorium in 1995. According to DFO surveys, the biomass is now the highest value of the time series starting in 1984. How can we conduct sustainable harvests without repeating the mistakes from the past?